Emmy winner Brian Cox stars as Lyndon B. Johnson in this companion piece to the Tony-winning "All The Way," which depicts the tumultuous times that led to the conclusion of the Johnson presidency. More…
From the show:
From the producer, writer, and director of the Tony Award®-winning Broadway production, All The Way, comes a thrilling new play about the LBJ legacy: The Great Society. Presented at the Vivian Beaumont Theater at Lincoln Center, this striking production features a brilliant cast portraying over fifty characters, including Emmy® and Olivier Award winner Brian Cox (“Succession,” King Lear with the Royal Shakespeare Company) as LBJ, Tony nominee Marc Kudisch (“Billions,” A Minister’s Wife at LCT) as Richard J. Daley, Grantham Coleman (Much Ado About Nothing at The Public) as Martin Luther King Jr., and Tony nominee Richard Thomas (The Little Foxes) as Hubert Humphrey.
See it if You are interested in American politics, equality, political activism.
Don't see it if You have no interest in things that matter in life. You don’t like Great acting.
See it if Brian Cox is a powerhouse in this play. It is a must see performance. The play itself, staging, and characters had a unique approach
Don't see it if Not interested in that specific period of time. The play was a bit all over the place, but the time went by quickly.
See it if you like history and policy. Interesting staging, and the era is presented in ways that echo the present. A bit uneven.
Don't see it if You're looking for something light and fluffy.
See it if you enjoy high level political drama. Great cast, many who play multiply roles. Interesting use of stage & video background.
Don't see it if you do not political shows with powerful dramatization of our history from 1965-1968.
See it if you like shows about real events. If you remember your history in the era of Lyndon Johnson, it will take you right back to that decade.
Don't see it if if you want a comedy or a show which is light-hearted or you are not interested in remembering the Vietnam War and the peace marches.
See it if You want a refresher course on LBJ’s administration and major events of that era. And if you’re willing to give it 2 1/2 hours
Don't see it if You prefer a play which has something new to say
See it if You would like an update on the history of the mid 1960s or want to see how so many wonderful actors can have their talents obfuscated
Don't see it if You are looking for insight into LBJ’s character
See it if You’re interested in a history play about the life and times of LBJ. Willingness to sit for three hours and enjoy a live action documentary.
Don't see it if You can’t endure long shows, or have no interest in history or LBJ.
See it if If you want to learn about LBJ’s time as POTUS and the politics, Vietnam War, domestic issues surrounding his term in office.
Don't see it if You aren’t crazy about serious dramatic productions.
See it if you are a Lydon B. Johnson fan.
Don't see it if you want to see a slow production that tells history rather than shows it or gets into the real emotion of the characters. MLK actor was gr8
See it if ...you are interested in the character of Lyndon Johnson as he interacts with the significant figures and events of that pivotal era.
Don't see it if ...you are bothered by Johnson's incessant yelling and also would prefer a deeper focus, rather than packing in every event of the time.
See it if you want a high level overview of LBJ's presidency
Don't see it if you are expecting the cast to resemble ANY of the actual characters portrayed. The only decent casting is Lady Bird Johnson
See it if You like history, great actors, constant action, enjoy the R. Caro books, & remember or want to learn about the turbulent era of LBJ.
Don't see it if You do not like history shows, don't like shows with a lot of moving parts, do not want to see the connection of the past with the present!
See it if You are curious to see the follow-up to “All the Way.” Brian Cox gives a full-punch performance and much of the writing is great,
Don't see it if Seeing a production which ultimately fails to illuminate LBJ would leave you dissatisfied.
See it if You were alive during the era of LBJ's presidency or are interested in that era of history.
Don't see it if you are easily bored or not interested in the topic of the play.
See it if You like great performances about historical events and politicians that are all too relevant today.
Don't see it if You want a feel good or flashy night out.
See it if You are a history buff, you saw "All the Way", you are interested in difficult and raw US history. Deals w very real and relevant topics.
Don't see it if You just want to sit back and be entertained. This show requires your full attention.
See it if An interesting reflection on LBJ’s Presidency and what he wanted to accomplish vs what he could. See if you enjoy a reflection on history.
Don't see it if You don’t enjoy history.
See it if For a better idea of how “the sausage is made” in politics; to see behind the scenes decisions on civil rights and Vietnam involvement.
Don't see it if You want a rollicking fun production.
See it if You like political humor or historical fiction. Or if you want to see Brian Cox at his finest. Or a great set/lighting and ensemble cast.
Don't see it if You’d rather see more of MLK’s storyline played out instead of sidelined.
See it if If you are a history buff of the 60's in America, you'll love this play. LBJ is played masterfully.
Don't see it if There is a lot of historical detail in this play which may not be of everyone's taste in theatre.